Bias: Hyper-Partisan Left

Reliability: Generally Reliable/Analysis OR Other Issues

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Ad Fontes Media rates In These Times in the Hyper-Partisan Left category of bias and as Generally Reliable/Analysis OR Other Issues in terms of reliability. In These Times is a monthly political magazine founded in 1976 by author and historian James Weinstein. An Independent, non-profit publication, its mission is “advancing democracy and economic justice” and supports a progressive political movement. Based in Chicago, the magazine is owned by the Institute for Public Affairs. The print magazine circulates to approximately 50,000, and the website records approximately 300,000 visits per month.

Overall Score

The following are the overall bias and reliability scores for In These Times according to our Ad Fontes Media ratings methodology.

Reliability: 35.06

Bias: -18.35

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